Teenagers

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Sex, Drugs and Self-Control

Cole Skinner was hanging from a wall above an abandoned quarry when he heard a car pull up. He and his friends bolted, racing along a narrow path on the quarry’s edge and hopping over a barbed-wire fence to exit the grounds. The chase is part of the fun for Skinner and his friend Alex [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:06:47+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Talking to Teens About Body Image and Healthy Eating

“Are you sure you want to eat that?” For many teens, adolescence is a period marked by self-consciousness about body image, and it can be daunting for parents to find the right words to say when talking to teens about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is especially true in cases where kids are struggling with [...]

Sexting is Happening at a Younger Age Than Ever Before. Here’s What Parents Need to Know.

Did you know that one in three teens has had their own explicit image used against them? This startling statistic comes from a survey of 12,000 students across Australia at a Generation Next teen wellbeing event held in March. It’s also the area of expertise of cyber safety expert and founder of Internet Safe Education, former police officer and [...]

Rise of Sexual ‘Consent Apps’

In the world of romance post #MeToo, some young people are cautiously navigating their way through sexual relationships by using consent apps. These devices ask the user to confirm they consent to sexual activity with another user by tapping or writing on the screen of their smartphone. The number of such apps is growing, as they [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:27:55+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Kids About Consent

An honest chat with children about healthy, consensual sex could not come any sooner. Time and again, society fails to educate young people — particularly young women — about sexual health. What’s more, in the United States, abstinence-only sex education is the rule, not the exception — and studies show it actually hurts kids as they grow into adolescence. [...]

Teach Your Teen About Body Positivity

“Body positivity” is one of today’s biggest buzzwords. Magazines are filled with photos of impossibly beautiful women and unrealistically handsome men. Their skin, hair, eyes and smiles are perfect. The women are all whipcord thin but somehow manage to have a generous bust and a perky rear end. The men all have lean bodies with [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:36:22+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Civic Activities Help Teenagers Become Successful Adults

Want to help your teenagers become successful adults? Get them involved in civic activities - voting, volunteering and activism. Although parents providing this bit of advice to teens will likely be met with groans and eye rolling, research does back it up. In a study published in the current issue of the journal Child Development, scientists [...]

The Many Benefits For Teenagers to Have Jobs

If your teenager heads back to school next year, you might be already thinking about what after-school activities they’re going to do. Footy? Netball? Soccer? Recent research shows that another option — adolescent work experience — can pay big dividends later in life. Many schools and parents push children to engage in excessive after-school activities. [...]

E-cigarette Use Among Youth Leads To Smoking As Adults Finds Study

E-cigarettes and vaping is considered to be a harmless version of the real thing with many manufacturers selling them to the youth. There are candy and a host of other flavoured e-cigarettes that are being sold to the youth. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh has found that use of these among the [...]

By |2017-12-20T12:14:33+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Teens on Digital Detox – The Shocking Results

I never realised just how damaging our obsession with smartphones and our switched-on lifestyle was, nor how addictive screen time was, until I put my teenagers on an extended digital detox. The results were swift and shocking, raising the question of just what is happening to the selfie generation and whether we have more to fear [...]